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Firearm Suicide in the United States

Access to a gun during a period of crisis is often the difference between life and death. Approximately 90% of people who attempt suicide with a gun will die. In contrast, over 90% of those who attempt suicide by other methods will live, and they are unlikely to attempt suicide again. This is not because gun users are more suicidal, or more mentally ill. It is because guns are more lethal than any other method of self-harm.

#NotAnAccident Index

Research shows that an estimated 4.6 million American children live in homes with at least one gun that is loaded and unlocked. This interactive map tracks every publicly reported incident since 2015 where a person age 17 or under unintentionally fires a gun and harms themselves or someone else.

Disarm Hate: the Deadly Intersection of Guns and Hate Crimes

Approximately 8,000 hate crimes a year involve a firearm—more than 20 each day. And reports indicate that hate crimes are on the rise. But in most of the United States, there is no law prohibiting people convicted of violent hate crimes from having guns.

Guns on Campus

The gun lobby has made it a priority in recent years to pass laws that would allow guns on campuses across the country, even as the major stakeholders — from students and college presidents to school faculty — have resisted this legislative push.